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Paulette Quam - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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 Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of jet by Zuni Paulette Quam

Eyes and god's eye of inlaid turquoise.

Material
jet, turquoise, Read about stones
brass claws
Length
3/4"
Height
1 3/4"
Width
1"
Hallmarks
FPQ
Artist
Paulette Quam, Zuni

Native American Indian Jewelry and Fetish Carving booksPaulette Quam 's work is featured in Zuni Fetishes and Carvings by Kent McManis.

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of jet by Zuni Paulette Quam

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Paulette Quam - Zuni
Standing Bear Fetish Carving

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Paula says - "This standing bear has inlaid claws of brass and an inlaid turquoise god's eye on the chest. The god's eye represents the all-seeing and is often used at the center of the sunface symbol. It is traditionally made of turquoise, jet, mother of pearl, and coral."

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of jet by Zuni Paulette Quam

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of jet by Zuni Paulette Quam

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of jet by Zuni Paulette Quam

Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationWhat is a Fetish? A fetish is a rock carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. A fetish represents relationship and unity. Read more about fetishes.

Bear is considered the most powerful of all of the animals and is one of the most popular subjects of fetish carvers. Bear is a spiritual guide and represents strength and self-knowledge. He also has supernatural powers, great healing powers. Bear is a symbol deliberate action, introspection, soul and insight for the past and the future. The Bear is the guardian of the West an is one of the animals of the Six Directions.

Jet (Acoma Jet) - A solid, durable type of lignite coal that originated from wood material. It is mined around the Acoma Pueblo region, among other places, thus the name Acoma Jet. It is very popular with Indian artists for carving fetishes. It is also used for inlaying jewelry but usually is not used in jewelry stone sets. Jet can be heavy or very lightweight and it is sometimes mistaken for plastic. Read about stones.

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